Mother's Day 2020 - Music Time in Africa

May 10, 2020 05:05 AM
Music Time in Africa
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It's Mother's Day in the United States and in many other parts of the world. Today's show celebrates mothers with a playlist of African music to honor them: "Sweet Mother" by Prince Nico Mbarga (Nigeria/Cameroon), "Mama" by Brenda Fassie (South Africa), 'L'amour d'une mère" by Patience Dabany (Benin), "Dai Zvaibvira" by Cynthia Mare (Zimbabwe), "Meley" by Bereket Mengisteab (Eritrea), "Moussoulou" by Salif Keita (Mali), "Me Newaa" by Kwabena Kwabena (Ghana), "Initie" by Tiken Jah Fakly (Côte d'Ivoire), and "For My Mother" by Teddy Ride (Liberia). VOA reporters and friends of Music Time in Africa contribute with heartfelt shout outs and song dedications to their mothers, and Song of the Week is Simi's new single "Duduke" (Nigeria). Happy Mother's Day.